Third in Seven Seas' manga license announcement week is Pandora of the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn, the sci-fi manga written by Ghost in the Shell creator Masamune Shirow and illustrated by Excel Saga manga author Koshi Rikudo. Get a look after the jump.
Masamune Shirow has enjoyed a fair amount of cache internationally for creating sci-fi series Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed. He's also been doing plenty of ero work, specially since kicking off Galgrease and its sub-series like Wild Wet West, Hellhound and Galhound in 2002. He's now hit the point of no return with a hug pillow planned for summer Comiket. More after the jump.
In 2012, Newtype Ace launched a manga series written by Ghost in the Shell creator Masamune Shirow and illustrated by Excel Saga manga author Koshi Rikudo. With volume three out in Japan today, Madako Yonezawa (Another's Izumi Akazawa, K-on!'s Ui) has narrated a new promo video. Get a look after the jump.
Intron Depot 5: Battalion features Masamune Shirow's design work from 2001-2009, with a lot from fantasy and mecha games likes Ashura, Breath of Fire and RF-ONLINE, including unused works and fizzled projects.If you're looking for a new compendium of the Ghost in the Shell creator's pervy curvy mecha girls you might be a bit disapointed, but if you love his design work, keep an eye out Dark Horse's November release. More after the jump.
Masamune Shirow still writes the occasional sci-fi manga, like collaboration with Excel Saga's Koshi Rikudo Koukaku no Pandora - Ghost Urn. However, even that is pretty ecchi. It's been a while since he's created or developed something with the sci-fi cache of Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed or Dominion. Along the lines of the "indecent" W Tail Cat art books, his Cyril Brooklyn character is getting the 3D treatment in an upcoming figure from Arcadia.
Frankly, Masamune Shirow's work tends to be a bit dirty these days. He continues contributing to ero magazine Comic Anthurium , with a new pinup in the issue that hits Japan today. A special 10,000yen "Masamune Shirow Pack" is being offered at August's Comiket. And, Ikeda has directed a third CG short spin-off of his "indecent" W Tail Cat art books. Get a look after the jump.
A Tokyo-based company Basic has started accepting orders for eight smartphone cases for iPhone4/4S and iPhone5 featuring color illustrations by Masamune Shirow, who is a world-famous manga artist for his manga works such as Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed. Check the beautiful cases after the jump!
If anyone ever tells you that anime is all the same, have them look through Section 23's August release list. Between Makoto Shinkai's Garden of Words, Masamune Shirow's Dominion Tank Police, sci-fi fishing series tsuritama, and Gainax's Shonen Jump manga adaptation Medaka Box, you couldn't ask for a more diverse collection of anime. Get the details after the jump.
Maiden Japan has announced that their latest sci-fi anime rescue license is New Dominion Tank Police. The six episode adaptation of the manga by Ghost in the Shell creator Masamune Shirow will be available digitally and be distributed by Section 23 on bilingual English DVD. More after the jump.
From Ghost in the Shell to Real Drive, Masamune Shirow's name is on plenty of anime, but the adaptation of his Black Magic M-66 has the distinction of being the only anime that he actively worked on. That 1987 OVA, co-directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure OVA) has now been rescue licensed by Maiden Japan. More after the jump.